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The fashion industry has the potential to be a real force for good

Ruth Styles

15th September, 2011

Yes there have been scandals, and yes, there is more to do, but the fashion industry is working hard to become greener and more ethical. It’s time to start supporting these efforts, argues Green Living Editor Ruth Styles


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SKULL T SHIRT

Death by fashion: is your wardrobe poisoning the world's water supply?

Gervase Poulden

24th August, 2011

A Greenpeace investigation has found traces of the toxin NPE in clothes made by 14 major brands. Gervase Poulden reports more...
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Eco-sportswear: what to wear and how to buy it

Robert Phillips

16th August, 2011

From shoes to shirts and everything in between, Robert Phillips takes a closer look at the eco sports gear on offer more...
The Baand

The new north: why Scandinavia is leading the world in eco-design

Ruth Styles

9th August, 2011

The Nordic flair for design has taken eco-fashion to new heights and is setting an example for the rest of the world to follow, says Ruth Styles more...
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Not charity but work: Vivienne Westwood's 'Ethical Fashion Africa' collection goes on sale

Rosie Spinks

8th August, 2011

In an effort to address the joint problems of poverty and environmental degradation, Vivienne Westwood has joined up with the International Trade Centre for the launch of her second ethical range more...
eco menswear

Five of the best...green menswear

Robert Phillips

25th July, 2011

Eco-friendly womenswear is topping the fashion charts and, says Robert Phillips, menswear isn’t far behind more...
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Five easy ways to give your wardrobe a green-over

Valentina Jovanovski

19th July, 2011

Looking for ways to update your wardrobe without making a dent in your wallet or on the planet? We asked eco-designer and founder of Sew Last Season, Elena Garcia, for her tips on making the most of what you’ve got more...
Catalytic Clothing

Ethical fashion takes a new direction with 'catalytic clothes' that purify polluted air

Matilda Lee

15th July, 2011

London College of Fashion recently unveiled a dress that purifies polluted city air through a chemical reaction on the surface of the fabric more...
LEATHER BOOTS

Ask the Ecologist: Is wearing leather ever OK?

Ruth Styles

13th June, 2011

Green Living Editor Ruth Styles answers your eco-lifestyle dilemmas. This week, we've put leather under the microscope more...
eco fashion

Fashion forward: the green designers whose clothes are making a real difference

Valentina Jovanovski

5th July, 2011

As Valentina Jovanovski discovered, today’s young designers have more on their mind than just making a quick buck more...
Shaping Sustainable Fashion

Shaping Sustainable Fashion: Changing the Way We Make and Use Clothes

Mark Newton

23rd June, 2011

Alison Gwilt and Timo Rissanen’s attempt to define sustainability in a fashion context provides some fascinating insights but doesn’t show enough engagement in the wider environmental debate for Mark Newton more...
organic clothes

Ask the Ecologist: cotton, hemp and bamboo - which is the green choice?

Ruth Styles

22nd June, 2011

Green Living Editor Ruth Styles answers your eco-lifestyle dilemmas. This week, we're talking textiles more...

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Five minutes with…Erin O’Connor

Ruth Styles

24th May, 2011

She’s one of the world’s most successful models and a seasoned environmental campaigner. Now Erin O’Connor has the packaging problem in her sights. Ruth Styles met her to find out more more...
summer dresses

Top 10...eco friendly summer dresses

Valentina Jovanovski

20th May, 2011

From pretty prints to elegant nudes, Valentina Jovanovski has the lowdown on this season’s essential summer dresses more...
specs

Specs appeal: the eco-friendly glasses you’ll want to wear

Ruth Styles

17th May, 2011

Specs might be the accessory du jour but metal and plastic glasses come at a heavy cost to the planet. Luckily, Herrlicht’s chic wooden frames are the perfect alternative more...
SPRING FASHION

Green and gorgeous: key pieces for May

The Ecologist

10th May, 2011

May with its showers and sunshine is always a wardrobe challenge but with these eco-friendly lovelies, it’s simple. more...
SHOPPING

Greening the high street: marketing trick or real deal?

Sella Oneko

10th May, 2011

From organic cotton to Fairtrade fabric recent years have seen the high street making an effort to go green. But is it all it’s cracked up to be? Sella Oneko investigates more...
Rabbit

Battery rabbit farm proposals could see return of fur farming to UK

Tom Levitt

5th May, 2011

Undercover footage of Portuguese rabbit farms shows the grim reality of intensive factory-style rabbit farming, which may now make a comeback in the UK more...
flipflops

How green are your Havaianas?

Sella Oneko

3rd May, 2011

Whether on the beach, in the city or in the countryside, summer’s staple shoe is without doubt, the humble flip flop. Question is, how well do flip flops really go with the environment? more...
Eco Chic

Eco Chic: The Fashion Paradox

Ruth Styles

21st April, 2011

Sandy Black offers a fascinating account of the fashion industry’s attempts to balance the conflicting demands of style-hungry consumers and the impact it has on the planet, says Ruth Styles more...
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Above and Below: the eco-friendly take on Converse

Sella Oneko

19th April, 2011

Can you really make cool shoes from old tube seats? If eco-shoe maker Above and Below is anything to go by, says Sella Oneko, yes you can more...
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Lost Property of London

The Ecologist

13th April, 2011

Can sustainability be stylish? If Lost Property of London’s eco-accessories are anything to go by, yes it can more...
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Green Business: People Tree

Peter Salisbury

6th April, 2011

People Tree’s Safia Minney has come through crises, both financial and natural, buoyed up by the belief that Fairtrade should top the fashion agenda more...
green bags

Top 10...eco-friendly bags

Ali Gane

25th March, 2011

Upcycled, recycled and 100 per cent green, Ali Gane, owner of online ethical accessories boutique onfriday, rounds up the 10 best eco bags around more...
patriotic bunting

How to…throw an eco-friendly Royal Wedding party

Ruth Styles

23rd March, 2011

Crack open the champagne and bring out the bunting: Ruth Styles looks at green ways to throw a suitably stylish Royal Wedding shebang more...

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